Former UNLV guard Dantley Walker is transferring to Chaminade and will be eligible to play next season, his father told RunRebs.
Walker played in 11 games as a redshirt freshman last season and averaged 2.4 points while making 40.0 percent of his 3-point attempts. A knee injury ended his campaign in February, and head coach Dave Rice announced shortly after the season that Walker would transfer to pursue more playing time elsewhere.
It appears he’ll get that opportunity at Chaminade, a Division II school in Hawaii. Because he’s not transferring to another DI school, Walker is eligible to play immediately. That could make November’s Maui Invitational even more interesting, as UNLV could face off against Chaminade and the Silverswords’ new sharpshooter at the event.
One of the most accomplished prep players in Nevada history, Walker always dreamed of playing at UNLV and committed to then-coach Lon Kruger in 2011. After serving a two-year LDS mission, Walker redshirted in 2013-14 before finally getting on the court last season. Playing time was sparse, however, and with the Rebels’ backcourt seemingly packed with players ahead of him on the depth chart, Walker decided to transfer.
Greg Walker told RunRebs that Dantley is on track to graduate after next season, at which point he would be free to rejoin a Division I team as a grad transfer without having to sit out a year. At that point, Walker would still have two years of college eligibility remaining.